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Guest speaker, Loren Spivack from Massachusetts and New York City will be featured at Hamilton County Republican Women on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $5. Those interested in attending must make a reservation by Friday, Oct. 17 by calling 910-0612 or emailing FAROBINSON9104@Gmail.com.

Ben Phillips, TJC Mortgage and HomeRate Mortgage at Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 21, noon-1 p.m. at Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Drive, behind Erlanger North. Cost is $10.

Flynn Gover at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 22, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

John Van Winkle, City traffic engineer, and Chris Edmunds, traffic technician on Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Traffic Signs, But Were Afraid to Ask at the quarterly Advisory Council on Traffic Safety Meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 22, noon at Golden Corral on Gunbarrel Rd. The Council will also welcome Commissioner Marty Haynes as its new chairman.

Steve Wassilak with CDC at the Chattanooga Rotary Club. Thursday, Oct. 23, noon at the Convention Center.

Christian Höferle, Global Business consultant on Next Step for Chattanooga in the Global Business Space at International Business Chamber Council Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:30-7 p.m. at TN Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Cost is $10.

Jerry Redman, managing senior partner of Secondlife Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Oct. 24, noon to 1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Greg Thomas, Cleveland, Tn. planning director on Smart Communities Initiative in Cleveland, Tn. at Chattanooga Engineers Club, Monday, Oct. 27, Doubletree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St, noon to 1 p.m. Free parking available beginning at 11 a.m. All attendees welcome for lunch before the meeting, cost is $16.

Konrad Bachhuber of Wacker at the Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, Oct. 28, noon at the Sheraton Read House.

Theresa Neff on Errors and Omission Insurance and how you can get the best rates at Professional Insurance Agents Association of Chattanooga, Tuesday, Oct. 28, noon-1 p.m. at O’Charley’s in Hixson. There is no charge, but reservations are required and space is limited. Email ChattPIA@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Dr. Steven Angle, chancellor, UTC at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Oct. 29, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Kevin Speigel, CEO of Erlanger at the Chattanooga Rotary Club. Thursday, Oct. 30, noon at the Convention Center.

Joe Smith, YMCA Community Action Project at the Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Oct. 31, noon to 1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Mike D. Hoy, senior manager, Major Projects at TVA on TVA Natural Gas Generation - John Sevier Combined Cycle Plant at Chattanooga Engineers Club, Monday, Nov. 3, Doubletree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St, noon to 1 p.m. Free parking available beginning at 11 a.m. All attendees welcome for lunch before the meeting, cost is $16.

PDG Frank Rothermel on The Life Of Rotary at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Nov. 5, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Jeff Lorberbaum, CEO and chairman of Mohawk at the Chattanooga Rotary Club. Thursday, Nov. 6, noon at the Convention Center.

Colonel Bill Edens, Veteran's Day at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Nov. 12, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.

Brenda Thornburgh, Rotary District 6780 director on End Polio Now at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, Nov. 19, noon to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites on Shallowford Road.


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